2021 Season Registration
Long time no see... We’ve all been missing bocce, and I for one now realize what an essential part of my summer being on the courts has been. I hope you’ve all found productive ways to adapt your time.
This is the time of year that we start preparing for the next season of bocce. Of course, things are still very much up in the air. But, if we’re going to be able to play, we need to start planning now, even without knowing whether it will be possible to be on the courts this Spring. So, we’re going to get started, preparing as we usually would, and cross our fingers real hard.
We’re going to hold registration as normal for the 2021 season, but with one important difference. We won’t be charging for registration up front. Instead, we’ll get all the teams registered, and then later in the Spring, if and when we determine we’ll be able to play, we’ll invoice everyone for the fees prior to Opening Day.
We’re not exactly sure when we’ll know if we’ll be able to play or not. It will be determined largely by the City of Benicia and state regulations. Beyond that, we still need to consider the nature of bocce being a mass gathering, mixing people between bubbles, with shared equipment, and a culture of food and drink. Rest assured that we’ll be as conservative as we were with the 2020 season.
With that all said, Registration will open on Sat. Jan. 30, starting at 12pm, and wrap up on Sat. Feb. 27., also at 12pm. As usual, registration will be done completely online at beniciabocce.org/registration. Be sure you know your password, and have gotten your team settled when registration opens. If you are looking for a team to join or more players for your own team, head over to the BBL - Find a Team Facebook group.
Here are the key dates:
- Registration: Jan. 30, 12pm - Feb. 27, 12pm
- Capo Meeting: Apr. 10, 10am
- Opening Day: Apr. 25
The dates for the rest of the season are still TBD.
One important note: If you do not feel comfortable registering to play this season, rest assured that you will not lose your priority for the 2022 Season. If you played on a Wednesday in 2019, you’ll be first in line for Wednesday in 2022, regardless of whether you play this year or not. We don’t want anyone to feel they need to put themselves at risk to ensure their spot in the future.
We’re all looking forward to a return to the courts. It’s just a matter of time. I hope to see you all soon.
- Matt DeClaire